Gretchen Carlson has been tapped to host a new programming block on Lifetime, centered around “justice for women,” the network announced on Monday. The two hour block will become a regularly occurring feature of the network’s Monday night lineup.
“I’m excited that Mondays on Lifetime will be dedicated to strong women with Justice for Women with Gretchen Carlson,” said Gena McCarthy, executive vice president and head of programming for the network. “Gretchen’s passion for women’s rights is incredibly inspiring and we are excited for the robust partnership.”
The new block will include a spinoff of the wildly successful A&E hit “Live PD” that will focus on women in law enforcement. “Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol,” will air at 9:00 p.m. eastern and will be narrated by Carlson.
“I’m thrilled to further expand my relationship with Lifetime and have the opportunity to shine a light on powerful stories about women,” said Carlson a statement. “As the preeminent women’s network, Lifetime is deeply committed to supporting, inspiring and empowering women and it’s an honor to be part of their family.”
A former Fox News anchor, Carlson came to wide prominence after launching a sexual harassment lawsuit against her employers and then-network chief Roger Ailes in July, 2016. More than year before the full flowering of the MeToo movement, the suit ultimately forced Ailes from the network and netted Carlson a $20 million settlement. Bill O’Reilly and other network big wigs soon followed as part of a sweeping internal upheaval at the cable news giant.
Carlson has remained an active champion for women since leaving Fox News, writing a book about her experiences, giving interviews and taking speaking engagements.